Golf and gridiron: The top-rated courses by NFL divisions

HOUSTON, Texas -- Fall is for football, but it's also the best time of the year to play golf. The leaves are turning, the weather is getting cooler, and turf conditions are usually never better.

Of course there may be no better combination than football and golf. The perfect weekend would consist of a round or two of golf followed by tailgating and a professional football game.

Even better perhaps, if you you're not a football fan, hit the links in an NFL city on a Sunday afternoon. There's a good chance you'll have the course all to yourself, and you might even get a break on price.

With that in mind, we're rolling out Golf Advisor reviewers' favorite courses in each NFL city by division. Here's a look:


Top golf courses of the AFC North

Top golf courses of the AFC South

Top golf courses of the AFC East

Top golf courses of the AFC West


Top golf courses of the NFC East

Top golf courses of the NFC North

Top golf courses of the NFC West

Top golf courses of the NFC South

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Golf and gridiron: The top-rated courses by NFL divisions